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technology.  TOP Reward and recognition A good way to show your employees that you... good work recognised and this can go a long way towards retaining good employees. Rewards and... create a positive working environment with a good work life balance include:    when there is a...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Workplace Training And Development ⇒ Creating A Better Workplace
senior staff member. It’s a good idea to keep a record of any professional development to discuss at... it is a good idea to discuss options with them. Remember that you are ultimately responsible for... yourself along the way, but it is good to find a balance that suits you. Having a financial goal is really... Like professional development, education and training opportunities come in many different forms. These range from one-on-one training, to short courses, to Degrees, Diplomas and Certificate courses.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Managing Your Ag Career ⇒ Goals And Direction
good price when the milk price was low. “A friend milked the cows, calved and reared the heifers,”... having a good relationship with the farm owner is vital – for the partnership to work, both parities must... but you also have to be willing and open to learn and take on advice,” he said. “Employees have to... When Will Colbert left school he became an apprentice butcher, but with a childhood of working on his parent’s dairy farm at Yarram, Victoria, he soon missed being outdoors.

Your Stories ⇒ Will Colbert Share Farmer Nilma North Victoria
works alongside a team of 12 employees and learns from dairy consultants who visit the farm to offer... advice on nutrition and breeding plans. “In my opinion, a good employer is someone who is clear with... their communication, spends time educating and training staff, is approachable, makes employees feel... Queensland farmer, Nikita Suridge works on a 900 hectare dairy as a Milker

Your Stories ⇒ Nikita Suridge Milker
important in making sure your employees are on the right track and are managing a good work-life balance.... employees, and hours and days of operation, will all contribute to the way a farm is run. However, there is... for a large number of employees in a corporate farm setting, it is vital to the running of your farm... Employees who are happy in the workplace and are provided with relevant training, encouragement, guidance, reward, and possibilities for career development, will be much more likely to work harder, care about doing their job properly and want to help you grow your business.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Workplace Training And Development ⇒ Professional Development And Performance Appraisals
good work-life balance:  Use your annual leave. All permanent employees are entitled to at least... a good idea to have a balance in your goals. You should try to spend time following personal goals... Work life balance is the important balance between work and play. Too much work can make you tired, stressed and bored. Too little work can mean you lose focus, enthusiasm and money. The aim is to get enough work to keep you interested and enough leisure time to have fun.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Managing Your Ag Career ⇒ Work Life Balance
hires out their services to other individuals or organisations. It is good to be aware of the different... employed as employees (either permanent, part time, or casual) rather than engaged as a contractor. If... Unlike employees, a contractor is usually able to negotiate their own working fees and conditions and has precise expertise or knowledge in a specific area.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Visas And Contracts ⇒ Independent Contractors
not good at their job.    The selection of employees for redundancy should be fair and employees... the business, and can also help to keep good workplace morale in difficult times. TOP... business employers with less than 15 employees. The Code is not compulsory but it is highly recommended...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Employee Leave Holidays And Termination ⇒ Terminating Employment
Australian Government’s JobActive site is a free resource for employers and employees Backpacker and... a noticeboard showing job opportunities and potential employees in Victoria, South Australia,... and regionally based development programs. People working in these programs may have good contacts... There are a number of web sites that advertise for either industry specific roles or general employment in the agriculture industry. Researching and searching online is a great first point of call, especially if you are looking to move into a new location or industry to get a sense of what employment opportunities are available.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Getting Employed ⇒ Finding Work
published by the Fair Work Ombudsman, is a document to help you and your employees better understand the... IT'S THE LAW You must give all new employees a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement,... The Fair Work Information Statement  provides information for employees on:  National...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Rights And Responsibilities As An Employer ⇒ Legal Requirements
have received all the appropriate information.   The induction process is also a good time for you... requires employers to consult with their employees about changes to their regular roster and ordinary... but it’s important that you can maintain a good work life balance. See the sample timesheet below for... • Inductions and probation periods • Rosters & timesheets • Pay slips • IFAs • Ending your employment

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ What To Expect In The Workplace ⇒ What Will I Need To Know
“Being your own boss is good and I love the animals,” Erwin said. “It’s a pretty busy life with... 22 yo Erwin is running a South Gippsland dairy farm with his new wife Stacey.

Your Stories ⇒ Dutch Courage Pays Off
Ginning Award 2010 , you are required to consult with employees before making any changes to regular... Under the National Employment Standards certain employees (including parents with children under... (employees and family members)? Have you left enough time for breaks between shifts? Have you allowed...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Pay Rates Awards And Payroll ⇒ Managing Farm Payroll
your research before you commit to any training. Some providers or RTOs don’t have very good... apprentice you receive the same entitlements as other employees such as annual leave, sick leave, public... Each industry will have its own requirements regarding the qualifications, tickets or certificates you need to gain employment.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Why Work In Agriculture ⇒ Starting Your Ag Career
environment for employees, contractors, family, visitors, and members of the public, there are also legal... to the employee’s health and safety. The laws also require that employees take steps to protect their... you thoroughly cover work health and safety issues when inducting employees or contractors onto the... In addition to the obvious reasons for maintaining a safe environment for workers, employees, contractors, family, visitors, and members of the public, there are also legal obligations when looking at health and safety in the workplace.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Rights And Responsibilities As An Employer ⇒ Providing A Safe Workplace
you and your employees share the same expectations to ensure a smooth working relationship. The... following three documents will help you and your employees stay on the same page. A position... TOP Employment contract All employees, should be provided with a written contract... It's important that both you and your workers share the same expectations to ensure a smooth working relationship.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Getting Ready To Employ Someone ⇒ Documents You Will Need To Employ Someone
foot in front of the other.” Nick’s tips: - Be friendly and have a good sense of humour -... Nick Henderson is Second in Charge (2IC) of a 360 cow dairy farm.

Your Stories ⇒ Nick Henderson Second In Charge Harvey Western Australia
capacity in that regard, trying to make sure that people entering the RD&A community have a good shot at... sure we do the job right is to get out there and engage with the industry. I think I have quite good... This month saw Professor Emeritus Alan Bell start in the role as chair of a new expert panel reviewing research, development and adoption (RD&A) project proposals seeking levy-payer funding from MLA. Prof. Bell and the panel provide independent, scientific advice and transparent peer review of the RD&A project proposals which address the priorities identified by red meat and livestock producers.

Ag News ⇒ Qa Professor Alan Bell
Requirements section. Sometimes good employees are hard to find. You might be able to train up an... employees work less than 38 hours per week, with a guaranteed minimum number of hours. Full-time -... generally, employees work 38 hours per week. You can also employ someone for a fixed term, season or to... These days it's almost impossible to do all the work on our farms without at least a little help from the outside workforce. Successful farms are run by successful employers, this isn't something that happens by chance. An organised employer will have a strong understanding of the role and type of person they want for their farm, and be able to communicate their expectations clearly. This gives them a better chance of finding and keeping the right person for the job.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Getting Ready To Employ Someone ⇒ Planning For New Employees On Your Farm
and to take on more responsibility.” Brodie and Kevin believe involving employees in the business... is vital to operating a successful operation. They involve employees in their decision making process... and provide positive feedback. “When we involve employees in the decision making of the business,... Brodie Chester and Kevin Game have a passion for animals and love of the farming lifestyle.

Your Stories ⇒ Brodie Chester And Kevin Game Lessee Bega New South Wales
from that we’ll have a stronger and more resilient industry.” The Luckins have a good track record... Award winning Heywood farmers Stephen and Tania

Your Stories ⇒ Awards Winners Are In For The Long Run
much more than just financial assistance. “I really wanted to have a good go at Horizon, because it... CRDC supported Horizon Scholar, Paul Sanderson

Your Stories ⇒ Horizon Scholar Encourages Other Students To Apply
territories. It is a good idea to contact your state or territory body first if you are looking for more... rehabilitation if needed. The state workers compensation bodies also provide advice to employers and employees... We all deserve a safe place to live and work, preventing injuries in the workplace should be a priority for everyone on the farm. It is not just an employer’s responsibility to make sure all workers are safe. You also have a responsibility to perform your job in the safest possible way and to avoid creating any risks or hazards for others on the farm.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ What To Expect In The Workplace ⇒ Safety In The Workplace
full-time employees are entitled to four weeks paid annual leave each year. Part-time employees accrue paid... employees. The Pastoral Award 2010, the Horticulture Award 2010 and the Cotton Ginning Award 2010 all... provide for a 17.5% annual leave loading to be paid to employees when taking annual leave and upon... Covering the different types of leave such as Annual, Personal and Parental leave as well as employee Superannuation and Holiday Pay

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Employee Leave Holidays And Termination ⇒ Employee Leave Entitlements And Public Holidays
in Agriculture | Finding and Interviewing Employees... Finding and Interviewing Employees TOP Advertising for staff... Government resource for employers and employees Ag Careers offers information on agricultural jobs... Advertising your employment opportunities can help you find a suitable person to fill your staffing needs. How you advertise the job will affect who applies for it

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Finding And Hiring Employees ⇒ Advertising Positions And Interviewing Applicants
Ombudsman  provides education, information and advice for employees and has a useful Fact Sheet: ...

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Visas And Contracts ⇒ Coming From Overseas
of the farm and the details of its operation.  Overall, employees perform better and are more... This is one of the reasons it is important to make sure that all employees receive appropriate... induction training.  REMEMBER Make sure employees know who they can ask, or where... Ensure that the successful candidate signs the letter of offer and a written contract before commencing work.

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Finding And Hiring Employees ⇒ Selecting An Applicant And Making An Offer
employees, how much leave or overtime employees are entitled to, notice periods, employee and employer... National Training Wages Junior wages Junior wages apply to employees under 20 and are the same... entitlements as other employees such as annual leave, sick leave, public holidays, and breaks. However there...

Farming ⇒ Employers ⇒ Pay Rates Awards And Payroll ⇒ Award Rates Work Agreements And Pay Entitlements
employees are 35 years and under, with many from rural backgrounds, working across a diverse range of roles... Caitlyn Daffey has been awarded a Horizon Scholarship

Your Stories ⇒ Mla Invests In The Next Generation Of Ag Leaders
significant financial opportunities – many employees aim and succeed in buying their own farm or land, growing... Agriculture plays a huge role in Australia and is a vital part of our economy. It also contributes to our social and environmental sustainability. The meat and livestock industries produce and process meat products for domestic and export markets. Australia is one of the largest exporters of beef, mutton and lamb in the world, a trade that is very valuable to our economy.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Why Work In Agriculture ⇒ Introduction To Agriculture
depending on the award.  There are also minimum hours of work for part-time and casual employees engaged... minimum employment entitlements that must be provided to all employees in Australia regardless of their... As an employee, you should be given a classification which accurately reflects your skills, experience and the work to be performed. Depending on your industry you are working in, the classification will be based on either the Pastoral Award 2010, Horticulture Award 2010, or the Cotton Ginning Award 2010.

Farming ⇒ Employees ⇒ Getting Employed ⇒ How Much Should I Get Paid
No regrets about swapping breeding for cattle trading

Your Stories ⇒ Trading In The Cows And The Crop

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